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Luke's Army on the Fundraising March


The family of Rhyl Army Cadet Luke Ashton are continuing their fundraising efforts with a Charity Auction at the Faenol Fawr Hotel on Friday 6 October.

13-year-old Luke is a member of at Clwyd and Gwynedd Army Cadet Force’s (ACF) Rhyl Detachment and is currently training for his Two Star Award.


In December 2016, Luke was diagnosed with Stage Four Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after lumps were found in his neck and abdomen.


Luke has had six courses of Chemotherapy at Alder Hey Hospital and also a further three week course of Radiotherapy at Clatterbridge on the Wirral.  Despite all this, Luke is committed to the Army Cadets and thoroughly enjoys all the activities.


Rhyl Detachment Commander, Adult Under Officer (AUO) Natasha Bond, said: “Luke is a very keen and committed Cadet, who is always keen to get involved. In fact, we occasionally have to slow him down if activities get a little strenuous.”


Since February 2017, Luke’s family have been fundraising for the five charities that have been helping him:  Kids with Cancer UK, Make a Wish, Ronald McDonald House Alderhey, Clic Sargent and Blood wise.


The next event is a charity auction at the Faenol Fawr Hotel on Friday October 6.


Click here to support Luke’s Army fundraising page.


(Friday 15 September 2017)

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